RARE THEODORE WELD SLAVERY FAMILY BOOK JOHN BROWN SIGND Item number: 6545471777
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..This book is very interesting because of all the paper clippings that come with it. The clipppings are mostly death notices of family members but there are other items of family that made the paper.Alot of the family were important people throughout there lives, from superintendent of the Yale art school, to Deacon , Capt. of whaling ship, Commodore, and many other things. But it looks like the most infamous Weld was Theodore. His obituary is in here and says ---- Theodore Weld 91, one of the last anti-slavery agitators, died last night. He was born in Hampton, Conn. He was with John Brown, Wendell Phillips,Charles Sumner & William Lloyd Garrison. His first action in resenting the abuse of the colored race was when he was 6 years old, when attending a school in Connecticut where a little colored boy was slighted and avoided by the others solely on account of his color. . --------And it goes on.. This book was written by Mrs. Charlotte Weld Fowler which from what I can figure out was Theodores sister. This was written in 1879 and covers the family from 1632 to 1878 .. She inscribed it to Mr. Calvin Weld from Aunt Charlotte , and signed this under her picture ---Mrs. Charlotte W. Fowler.
I am not connected to either the seller or the family, but, do like to see treasures like these make their way home.
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